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How Could A Person Be Diagnosed With A Knee Cartilage Problem
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
What are the causes of knee cartilage ulcer, if I do not treat this problem what will happen to my knee in the future? Manu thanks
Clinical data important: We would need more to go on this. An ulcer could be due to injury or degenerative arthritis or even postinflammatory. How is this diagnosed? Who told you there was an ulcer? What kind of testing did you have and why? The answer will depend on what your clinical data is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?
Nolt likely: By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles that reported any meniscus problem associated with Accutane use. Joint pain and musculoskeletal symptoms are not uncommon. If you mean arthritis, it has been reported as an associated adverse event and is mentioned in the package insert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer